Plena!

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Earlier I shared with you all Bomba and now I’m sharing with you all Plena.  Plena is another traditional style of music and dance from Puerto Rico, which also originates from African culture, but also has a heavy Caribbean influence.  Bomba and Plena are both personal favorites of mine, so I hope you all enjoy it.

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About Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in the mainland United States, I graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and am a 2016 VONA Voices Alumna. I currently perform spoken-word in the greater Washington D.C. area and have previously performed in Philadelphia, Miami, and the Dominican Republic. Most recently, I have been published in Public Pool, Spillwords, and The Acentos Review, and Here Comes Everyone: East & West Issue.

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